Archived BPER Rounds For 2007 - 2008

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June 2008
April 2008
  • Tue / Apr 1
    12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
  • 1.00 hours
Stress and performance: The good, the bad, the ugly, and their implications for health profession education

Despite the documented link between job stress and mental health, there is little research on the impact of stress on the cognitive and behavioral skills of health professionals. It is important to understand how stress affects clinicians' or trainees' abilities to process clinical information, remember this information, make decisions, and carry out necessary clinical procedures. Although little research has been conducted on this topic in the domain of medical education, there is a substantial body of literature from the psychological domain addressing the effects of stress on cognitive abilities. The purpose of this presentation is to summarize the body of literature on the effects of acute stressors, and to review the conditions under which stress can facilitate performance and those under which it can impair performance. In addition, the presentation will address the implications of these findings to health professions education and practice.

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February 2008

November 2007
  • Tue / Nov 13
    12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
  • 1.00 hours
From Expert Practice to Practicing Scholarship

The burgeoning popularity of career tracks in education coupled with an increasingly sophisticated education climate have resulted in a renewed interest in the scope and definition of legitimate education scholarship. This BPER rounds will explore this issue, from the widely understood notion of scholarship as making work public for the purpose of collaborative refinement, elaboration and improvement of ideas to a new model evolved in the context of a research study examining innovation in daily clinical practice. Glen Bandiera, a clinician/educator researcher, will discuss the challenges and opportunities presented by various popular models of education scholarship, and Maria Mylopoulos, a Postdoctoral fellow with the Wilson Centre, will offer a new perspective with reference to constructions of work, scholarship and expertise.

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October 2007
  • Tue / Oct 30
    12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
  • 1.00 hours
Special CFD Rounds Presentation: Education Scholars Program

The Education Scholars Program will be accepting applications for the class of 2008 this fall. Come to our INFORMATION SESSION to learn about us!

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  • Tue / Oct 9
    12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
  • 1.00 hours
Moving Beyond the Celebration of Diversity: Taking Difference into Account in Medical/Health Education 

With the increasing of cultural diversity within Canada, including in our Medical Schools, as well as in all Health Professional Education, it is important that we address issues of cultural plurality to meet the needs of both our learners and patients in order to provide better patient care. In this plenary, Dr. Frank will challenge the notion of multiculturalism and move beyond a Celebration of Diversity to Taking Difference into Account in Health Professional Education. Specifically addressing language, pedagogy, curriculum and policies, all of which influence our institutional cultures, Dr. Frank will consider practical ways to bring about a change in climate. Focusing on the ordinary, everyday, routine practices in which we all engage, the talk will conclude by offering a framework for moving forward.

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